Gallery Check out the photo galleries below or our interactive 360 tours here Downstairs The food preparation areaThe York stone floor is under-floor heated. The table comfortably seats 8.We always provide a well decorated Christmas treeFlowers from the gardenThere is provision for a welcoming cup of tea when you arrive?An Isle of Mull chess set (reproduction of course) is on an ancient oak refectory tableA shower room is accessed via the spacious hall. The spiral stairs can be made safe for children.The downstairs shower room and toiletBoth of the bathrooms with baths are upstairsThere is a curved wall in the hall and twin bedroomThis twin bedroom is often used by grandparents when Tyas Cottage is the venue for family get togethersAnother view of the downstairs twin bedroomThe Spiral staircase to the upstairs living room and bedrooms. There is a traditional staircase in the private barbecue area.From the top of the outside staircaseSee the upstairs gallery for the upstairs layout Outside and the Shared Garden The weather vane was made by the sculptor, Brian FellThere is a Type 2 EV charger for the use of guestsThe private barbecue area can be made secure for dogsSpring water from a trough in the arbour runs under the path to eventually feed the bog gardenThe entrance to the shared gardenWitch hazel gives good autumn and winter interestThe pod-like seats were made by Brian Fell (his work can be seen at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park). The mill pond fed the first water powered mill in the Colne Valley.In early spring the mill pond is full of wildlife and made noisy by the ducks and moorhens.Rhododendrons and azaleas love our acid soilThe species rose, “Paul’s Himalayan Musk” grows over an ornamental plum treeThe hazel tunnelThe spectacular species nasturtium adorns the yew entrance to the tunnelThe other end of the tunnel looking towards the packhorse routeBluebells in the picnic area (that can be made secure for pets)There is an ancient bridge underneath a more modern. Seen from near the picnic tableA guest left these buebell tears in the garden lady’s eyesThe secluded azalea garden next to the riverThe gravel border in JuneTree peonies are a late spring treat Upstairs A massive “Queen” roof truss and the Cape Dutch yellow wood ‘armoire’ are dominant features of this large living roomThe glass topped table was made by the sculptor, Brian FellThis Chilean wood carving about the slaughter of some beast is appropriately located in a former barn!One of the 4 original paintings by Annabel Obholzer that are in the cottageThere is access to a private garden from upstairs, as well as from the hall downstairsThis fragile gilded mirror was completely intact after being transported from South Africa!This solitaire game is too big a challenge for me, alas.The log burning stove with its complimentary supply of logs for the first fireBeyond the flowers is the door into the upstairs twin bedroomThe upstairs twin bedroomThe en suite bathroom to the upstairs twin bedroomWe always supply fresh flowers for our guests. Beyond the flowers is the door to the master bedroomThe ‘piéce de resistance’. English Georgian ie early 1800s, but imported from South AfricaIt is extraordinary that it is all hand-carved, but on close examination you would find that replicated details are always slightly differentThere are lovely woodland and garden views from the master bedroomPlenty of cupboard space tooA final view of the amazing bed (that I inherited).Hand woven cushions to tie in with the tapestry-like curtains and hand carved mahoganyThe small en suite bathroom to the master bedroom Further afield Tyas Cottage is to the left.The plaque on the packhorse bridge commemorates the death in 1917 of a soldier who knew this areaThe waterfall next to the packhorse route bridgeA view of Slaithwaite, our nearest village, from the path to the pubLooking west from the path to the pubThe walk to Slaithwaite down Merrydale can be very muddyIf you were to walk up the valley from Slaithwaite you would reach this entrance to Merrydale hamlet.Globe Mill in Slaithwaite is almost restoredOur nearest village, SlaithwaiteA view from the humpbacked bridge over the canal in SlaithwaiteSlawit’s Rumpus burger bar beef on the slopes of MerrydaleWonderful moorland walks are nearbyHere, above Marsden, is the back of a curvilinear stone bench from which to enjoy a moorland view (and to recover from the steep climb to reach it).Near Marsden, “Snow” is the first of the 5 poems carved into rocks at intervals on the 45 mile long ‘Stanza Stones’ walk. There are short family walks to each of them.